REPORT/PHOTOS: Kilmoyley Have The Stamina To Extinguish Crotta Challenge

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Mike O’Halloran saw Kilmoyley advance to the semi-finals of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC after a hard fought win over Crotta O’Neills yesterday in Austin Stack Park…

Kilmoyley 1-19

Crotta O’Neills 1-11 (after extra time)

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

Kilmoyley overcame Crotta O’Neills in a dour struggle in extra time.

It ended 1-10 each at full time, when Raymond Nolan brought the game to an extra 20 minutes with a fine strike under pressure.

Shane Nolan opened the scoring for Crotta with a pointed free but Maurice O’Connor replied with a free for Kilmoyley.

On seventeen minutes Daniel Collins blasted over from close range to put Kilmoyley ahead by one four points to three.

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Maurice O’Connor added two more points from frees, before Shane Nolan pointed on 22 minutes.

A minute later, Tom Murnane went off injured for Kilmoyley and this seemed to spark Crotta O’Neills into action with Shane Nolan blasting to the net after some nice interpassing.

He had a pointed free after before Maurice O’Connor left a point between them at halftime.

Crotta were a point up at halftime mainly due to the brilliance of their goalkeeper Adam O’Sullivan.

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

Maurice O’Connor drew Kilmoyley level with five minutes of the restart. Another great save save from Adam O’Sullivan followed before Daniel Collins converted a penalty — Adam even got a touch to the strike but couldn’t prevent it going in.

The lights were on at 7.55pm and the weather was dreadful. Matthew Flaherty put Kilmoyley ahead by two on 47 minutes, but the two Nolans managed to bring the game to extra time, Shane and Raymond with a point each.

Kilmoyley came out with a new set of shirts for the extra time and they seemed like a new team as they held Crotta scoreless, while adding four points in the first half of extra time.

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

Kilmoyley added five more points in the second half of extra time, two from Jordan Brick, one of which he kicked over the bar.

Kilmoyley will now face Lixnaw in the semi-final next weekend, they will be hoping that they can get Tom Murnane back fit for that game.

Shane Nolan had Crotta’s only score in extra time, it ended Kilmoyley 1-19 Crotta O’Neill’s 1-11.

I had mentioned in my preview that Crotta needed to help Shane Nolan with scoring stats, today he scored all their scores bar one point. Scroll down for photos…

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

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